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Jada Pinkett Smith says that she once passed out while filming the 1996 movie “The Nutty Professor” after ingesting a bad batch of ecstasy.
Pinkett Smith says she took the ecstasy while at a party. The following day, she was back on set.
“I went to work high, and it was a bad batch of ecstasy, and I passed out,” she said in a new episode of her Facebook Watch show, “Red Table Talk.” “And I told everybody that … I must have had old medication in a vitamin bottle.”
She says the incident was a huge wake-up call for her.
“But I tell you what I did though,” Pinkett Smith added. “Got my ass together and got on that set. That was the last time.”
During the episode, Pinkett Smith’s daughter Willow Smith discussed the increasing number of women who struggle with alcohol addiction.
They were joined by Dr. Jessica Mellinger, a liver disease specialist at the University of Michigan, who said that more and more women under 45 face hospitalizations for alcohol-related liver disease, especially since the pandemic.
Pinkett Smith confessed that she used to be a bit too laid back when it came to drinking.
“I was like, this is not cocaine. This is not heroin. I wasn’t doing things that I thought was addictive, but I would do those three together. That was my cocktail,” the actress explained.
“Your threshold becomes so high that what it takes for you to get to the place you need to get to … it’ll take me two bottles to get to ‘OK, if I do ecstasy, alcohol and weed at the same time, I’m gonna get there faster and I can keep the high going,’ because then I can just keep drinking. Because I know ecstasy’s gonna last me about three, four, five hours. The weed, you know, that’s just going to keep me just smooth, and then the alcohol’s gonna keep it going. I can just keep taking drink, drink, drink.”
We’re glad she survived her bad trip.